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All that CCSS “material” and TEST prep and then this?

All that CCSS “material” and TEST prep and then this? SAT “COLLEGE READINESS” SCORES DECLINE AGAIN DEMONSTRATING FAILURE OF TEST-DRIVEN K-12 SCHOOLING FROM DIANE RAVITCH and FairTest. SAT scores for high school seniors dropped again this year continuing a ten-year trend, according to data released today. Show More Summary

Petrilli and Ravitch Blame Team Obama for What Bush's Hacks Cooked Up

Even though much has changed about Diane Ravitch's rhetoric over the past few years, some things have not. For instance, she has never explained the role of her conservative policy pals in the miseducating testing accountability policies...Show More Summary

Protest against Eli Broad's charter putsch by Voices Against Privatizing Public Education

The activists comprising Voices Against Privatizing Public Education, whose efforts were recently highlighted on Professor Diane Ravitch's blog, are holding a rally/protest in front of the Broad Foundation's headquarters. This is inShow More Summary

Ravitch Finds Solace in Bernie's Education Policy Ignorance

Diane Ravitch uses some of her best reverse logic to try to justify the NPE/AFT/NEA/Fairtest embrace of the federal capitulation on ESEA to states rights proponents and paternalistic corporate welfare kings. Yes, Bernie signed on to the Alexander/Murphy public education giveaway. Show More Summary

Quotes: Worst Schools = The "New" Plantation

There is no hokum that Diane Ravitch can write that will absolve her of her destructive support of this new slave trade... No monograph Karen Magee or S.O.S. soccer moms in Westchester’s leafy burbs can offer that trumps their doublespeak about educational opportunity for all…while they hoard it for themselves. Show More Summary

What Is Bringing Together Republicans and Teachers Unions

In 2010, Diane Ravitch, an activist for the most militantly anti-reform wing of the teachers-union movement, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed proposing that Republicans use their newfound control of the House of Representatives to roll back the Obama administration’s education reforms. Since then, the union backlash against the Obama... More »

With apologies to Bob Dylan, a song: ‘How many tests must a child withstand/Before we can kill this scam?’

  With apologies to Bob Dylan, here are some new lyrics to his famous and brilliant song “Blowin’ in the Wind.” These were written by a reader of Diane Ravitch’s blog identified as “NY Teacher.” (If you somehow don’t know the tune, don’t tell anyone, find a version on the Internet, radio, CD, vinyl or […]

With apologies to Bob Dylan, a song: ‘How many tests must a child withstand/Before we can kill this scam?’

  With apologies to Bob Dylan, here are some new lyrics to his famous and brilliant song “Blowin’ in the Wind.” These were written by a reader of Diane Ravitch’s blog identified as “NY Teacher.” (If you somehow don’t know the tune, don’t tell anyone, find a version on the Internet, radio, CD, vinyl or […]

Diane Ravitch’s devastating Arne Duncan critique: The education secretary earned his F

It will take years to recover from the damage that Arne Duncan's policies have inflicted on public education

An amusing Common Core irony

Diane Ravitch, the education historian, former assistant secretary of education, and titular leader of the movement against corporate school reform, edited a book decades ago titled “The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation.” It is an anthology of speeches, letters, poems, songs, documents and essays by people who have “inspired, delighted, enraged, and roused […]

Morning Video: Fox News Sunday Features Common Core's Laura Slover

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com PARCC's Laura Slover on Fox News Sunday. Click the link if the video doesn't display properly. Via Diane Ravitch.

Shaping Young Minds vs. Laying Asphalt

Education historian Diane Ravitch, in a recent Huffington Post piece, came out in support of school choice, but only choice in which you pay once for public schools, and a second time if you want or need something different than what those schools provide. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Karen Lewis Addresses FairTest Event (Plus Bonus Pasi Sahlberg)

Here's Chicago's Karen Lewis talking about testing and other issues, via Diane Ravitch. Let's pair it with a Pasi Sahlberg essay on fallacies in reform-minded teacher improvement efforts, via Valerie Strauss.

Curmudgucation Reads Verdict on Hillary, But Co-Defendants Ignored

In coming to the evidentiary edge of connecting the dots among the DNC, DFER, Gates/Broad, and NEA/AFT, Curmuducation is pressing the envelope on preserving his elevated status in Diane Ravitch's Blogger Hall of Fame. But he is not there...Show More Summary

Current Testing Regimes Are Managerial, Not Pedagogical: Why NY Fears Opt-Out

Despite what some might think, I’m not the biggest Diane Ravitch fan. She’s a Johnny-Come-Lately (albeit an influential one), and her ability to assess quantitative data is somewhat limited. That said, as a historian, she does have a good grasp … Continue reading ?

There’s no diagnostic value in locked-down summative assessments

Diane Ravitch said: It’s totally inappropriate to compare opting out of testing to opting out of immunization. One has a scientific basis, the other has none. The tests that kids take today have nothing to do with the tests that we took when we were kids. When we were kids, we took an hour test [...]

Union Heads & Ravitch Meet In Chicago

Happy Monday -- the big news of the weekend is the gathering of AFT, NEA, and CTU heads in Chicago for Diane Ravitch's NPE conference.  There was some (half-hearted?) talk about a national teachers strike, lots of speculati0n about how...Show More Summary

Teacher explains how standardized testing is hurting her first graders

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A New York teacher has written a remarkable letter to Diane Ravitch explaining how the focus on standardized testing is hurting her students. Her first-grade students. Even though these kids won't be taking Common Core tests for twoShow More Summary

Why the debate between Diane Ravitch and Merryl Tisch was remarkable

Diane Ravitch, the former assistant secretary of education who has led a national revolt against standardized-test-based school reform, sat down next to Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, this week to “debate” policy and practice on the MSNBC show “All In With Chris Hayes.” The event was remarkable, and […]

Can God save the children from #PARCC?

The prolific Diane Ravitch picked this up as well, asking her national readers if they had anything to top it. Promoted by Rosi. Cross-posted with Marie Corfield This is the worst PARCC story I've heard: A friend of mine who lives in...Show More Summary

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